David Amerson, Raiders Agree to New Contract: Details, Reaction

The Oakland Raiders and cornerback David Amerson agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $38 million, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on July 15. 

ESPN.com added that Amerson will receive $17.5 million in guarantees. However, on Tuesday, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk broke down the particulars of the deal, especially as it pertains to guaranteed money:

So here’s what it means. Amerson is guaranteed to receive $5.5 million at signing, with rolling injury-only guarantees of $12 million. That’s a total of $17.5 million in generally (not actually) guaranteed money at signing.

The deal itself has a maximum value of $38.38 million. But $4.5 million is tied directly to Amerson making it to the Pro Bowl on the original ballot in each of the next five years.

Later on Tuesday, the Raiders shared a picture of Amerson officially signing the contract:

After the Washington Redskins waived him prior to Week 3, Amerson played 14 games for the Raiders last season.

It was a disappointing stint with the Redskins, who selected Amerson in the second round of the 2013 draft. In 33 games, he recorded just two interceptions with 111 total tackles.

Head coach Jay Gruden spoke with Mike Jones of the Washington Post about Amerson's development after the team cut ties with the cornerback in September:

I think he needs to work on consistency. He does show flashes of being an excellent corner. He’s got the size and he’s got all the measurables for a defensive back. But for whatever reason, they don’t always show on a consistent basis when he’s out there. But we feel good about the cornerback depth that we have and we had to use that roster spot.

A change of scenery was all that the 24-year-old needed, though, as the Raiders scooped him up and immediately inserted him into their secondary. 
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Oakland Raiders